Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu says the party will not allow the controversial Ford Expedition gift to President John Mahama to fizzle out into thin air.
According to him, President John Mahama violated his "own code of ethics on receiving gifts" by accepting the vehicle from Burkinabe contractor, Jibril Kanazoe.
John Boadu pointed out some contradictions in the CHRAJ's clearance of President Mahama in the Ford gift brouhaha.
The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) released a 78-page report clearing President Mahama on the accusations of conflict of interest and corruption regarding the Ford gift.
Though the Commission indicted the President stating that he contravened the gift policy with regard to his decision to accept the gift from the Burkinabe contractor, it is however satisfied that "the gift in question formed part of gifts prohibited under the Gift Policy under the Code of Conduct and that although the evidence show that President Mahama subsequently surrendered the gift to the State..."
Commenting on the report, John Boadu party demands further probe into the matter.
“He violated his own code of ethics on receiving gifts…so what are we being told. If we are told that the Ford car was added to the fleet of cars at the Presidency, so why was the tax paid on that car…who paid the tax? We will probe this matter further. We will not allow it to die a natural death.”
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